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Breckland Planning Applications Weekending 30th June 2015

0 on July 1, 2015, 1:38 pm

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 30th June 2015 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs to […]

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BTO’s longest-running census goes online

BTO’s longest-running census goes online

0 on June 30, 2015, 3:07 pm

The Heronries Census, run by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), counted its first Grey Heron nest way back in 1928; 400,000 nests later it has gone digital. The Heronries Census began in 1928 and has been in operation ever since. It collects annual counts of ‘apparently occupied nests’ in UK heronries and uses the data to monitor the population […]

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Exhibitions show latest Norwich city centre proposals

0 on June 30, 2015, 1:36 pm

Exhibitions showing the latest proposals for the Golden Ball Street, All Saints Green and Westlegate area of Norwich city centre open Wednesday 1 July at City Hall and as a window display in Westlegate Tower. At City Hall staff will be on hand on Wednesday 1 July and Thursday 2 July from 10am to 6.30pm to answer queries and help […]

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Free Summer Concert at Hospital Chapel

Free Summer Concert at Hospital Chapel

0 on June 30, 2015, 1:32 pm

A concert of Renaissance and Baroque music is being organised by one of Norfolk’s harpsichord players Mark Moorhouse on Wednesday 15 July from 12 (Noon). The concert is free to attend and people are asked to stay to enjoy the music for a few minutes or stay for the entire performance. It is an opportunity to hear a unique instrument […]

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A greener County Hall as solar PV installed

A greener County Hall as solar PV installed

0 on June 30, 2015, 6:12 am

Work has now finished to install 200 solar Photo Voltaic (PV) panels which will generate up to 50kW of electricity on the roof of County Hall. The installation took around two weeks and today (Monday 29 June) the last of the panels were put in place. The panels are now generating renewable energy, all of which will be used within […]

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Is your TV on the blink? Has your iron run out of steam?

0 on June 27, 2015, 10:05 am

Is your flat screen TV on the blink? Has your iron run out of steam? Then make a note of Breckland’s ‘Bring It’ event in Watton on Wednesday 8 July, where residents can bring along and leave their old, broken or unwanted electrical items for recycling. Lynda Turner, Breckland Council Executive Member for Community, Environmental Services & Democratic Services said: […]

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Leading the way – innovation and new manager roles at Breckland Council

Leading the way – innovation and new manager roles at Breckland Council

0 on June 26, 2015, 7:32 pm

Breckland and South Holland Councils are embarking on an exciting new phase of shared management and this week have announced the first phase of recruitment for a range of innovative new roles. The two councils were one of the first to share a Chief Executive and senior management team in a move that has saved £4.4m, reducing the council tax […]

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Breckland Weekly crime summary 18th to 24th June 2015

Breckland Weekly crime summary 18th to 24th June 2015

0 on June 26, 2015, 7:23 am

Message from Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley There are still incidents of residential burglaries in the Breckland area. A favourite means of entry is from the rear of a premises as the offender can work in an area of low or no natural surveillance to force windows or doors or simple enter via an insecure door as has happened on several […]

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Library public computers and wi-fi unavailable on Saturday

Library public computers and wi-fi unavailable on Saturday

0 on June 26, 2015, 7:12 am

  Library public computers and wi-fi will be unavailable on Saturday, 27 June, because of a planned shut-down of Norfolk County Council’s data centre at County Hall. The data centre is being shut down while County Hall’s power supply is updated over the weekend. Telephone services within County Hall will also be unavailable on Saturday, but the 0344 800 8020 24-hour contact number […]

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Norfolk County Council offering road safety guidance to Norfolk businesses and employees

Norfolk County Council offering road safety guidance to Norfolk businesses and employees

0 on June 26, 2015, 7:10 am

Norfolk businesses are being given the opportunity to improve the driving ability and awareness of staff who drive as part of their roles, whilst also ensuring the company meets it’s driving work legal obligations. Statistics show that work related road crashes are the biggest cause of work related accidental death. Without a robust driving for work policy, employers could face […]

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Natural History Museum expert to speak in Great Yarmouth

Natural History Museum expert to speak in Great Yarmouth

0 on June 25, 2015, 5:50 am

One of the world’s leading experts on early human history takes pride of place at Time & Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life this week. Professor Chris Stringer, the Research Leader in Human Origins at the Natural History Museum, will be at Time & Tide on Friday (26th June) talking about the recent archaeological discoveries that have made Norfolk the […]

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Chassis

Audio: Hunslet 3193

on June 24, 2015, 8:55 pm

An industrial steam locomotive known as the ‘WD Austerity’ is undergoing a restoration in the Breckland area near to the Mid Norfolk railway line at Dereham. Most of the work is being carried out by the directors and volunteers of the Norfolk Heritage Steam Railway Ltd. which was founded early in 2009. They are an enthusiastic group of people with […]

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Breckland Planning

Breckland Planning Applications Weekending 23rd June 2015

on June 24, 2015, 4:40 pm

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 23rd June 2015 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs to […]

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Chance to comment on latest Norwich city centre plans

Chance to comment on latest Norwich city centre plans

on June 24, 2015, 6:40 am

People who live, work, shop and do business in the centre of Norwich are being invited to comment on the latest plans for changes in city centre. All Saints Green, Westlegate, Golden Ball Street and the surrounding area are all in line for major changes under proposals drawn up by Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council. The plans include […]

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Get into Summer – Energy generation fun for families!

Get into Summer – Energy generation fun for families!

on June 24, 2015, 6:25 am

It’s back! With school holidays less than a month away, the Get into Summer campaign moves into top gear across Norfolk – just in time for the best of the summer weather . . . we hope! After last year’s success, Get into Summer 2015 is again injecting energy into our long evenings, holidays and warmer weather, leaving families spoilt […]

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